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Insurers remain reluctant to pay business...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 3rd Mar 2021
On 28 February 2021 the Sunday Times reported that FTSE 250 insurer Hiscox offered a struggling East London café owner £13.00 in settlement of its business interruption claim. The London café claimed for more than 3 months’ loss, comprising of £1,600 a month in rent and £2,500 a month in stock, after it faced closure due to the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The café had said it had been “battling bankruptcy” due to closure, like many other businesses in the UK today. It was reported by sources close to the FTSE insurer that only...

Getting an international divorce

Posted in Family & Divorce on 15th Apr 2021
As long as some eligibility criteria are satisfied, it is possible for an international couple to obtain a divorce here, and there are many benefits to getting an international divorce in the UK. In this article we will go through what the eligibility criteria are and what factors can impact the settlement parties can obtain in an international divorce of this nature. One of the most complex aspects of this process is understanding and applying the differences in laws, procedures and requirements regarding all aspects of family law, which is why...

Conveyancing Mistakes: What Damages Can You...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 6th Apr 2021
A mistake in the conveyancing process can cause huge losses further down the line, but how is this compensation actually calculated? When it comes to the assessment of damages, and assuming the courts finds a solicitor was negligent, the courts will strive to put you as the claimant in the position you would have been in had there been no negligence on the solicitor’s part. In a case where you have purchased a property, and there is some defect that your solicitor has failed to point out to you, the court will approach the assessment of damages...

Business Interruption Insurance Claims Case...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 16th Mar 2021
Rockliffe Hall Limited v. Travellers Insurance Company Limited (2021) EWHC 412 (C) (omm) On the 25th February 2021 the Honourable Mrs. Justice Cockerill handed down a Judgment in the latest Covid-19 business interruption insurance claim dispute to come before the Courts. The case was brought against Travellers Insurance Company Limited over a dispute into the interpretation of the Disease Clause Extension of the Policy and whether it would extend to cover Covid-19 losses. Mrs. Justice Cockerill found in favour of the Insurer, granting an Application...
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